Hyundai i40 upgraded; sat nav now available in wagon

Hyundai has tweaked the features available across the i40 range, basically bringing the wagon into line with the sedan that was launched earlier this year. The key highlight is that sat nav is now available on the i40 wagon (Tourer in Hyundai-speak).

The range kicks off with the Active that features parking sensors at the front and rear, 5-star ANCAP safety rating, 9 airbags, stability and traction control, emergency stop, cornering brake control, driver selectable speed limiting device and cruise control, electric parking brake and hill start assistance. Other highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, swirly LED driving lights, steering wheel audio control and keyless entry. The sound system has 6 speakers, Bluetooth and an iPod/iPhone compatible USB.

The standard drivetrain is the 2-litre petrol engine mated to a 6-speed manual for A$29,990. Add A$595 for metallic or mica paint, A$2,000 for the wagon, A$2,000 for the 6-speed auto and A$2,600 for the 1.7-litre turbo-diesel.

Next up the ladder is the Elite which comes standard with the 6-speed auto, leather and faux leather trim, 17-inch alloys, keyless start, self-dimming rear view mirror, electric driver’s seat, front fog lights, and privacy glass at the rear. Pricing for the Elite begins at A$36,990 for the sedan, with the A$2,000 extra required for the wagon and A$2,600 more for the diesel. The sound system here features a 7-inch high resolution touchscreen with sat nav, live traffic updates for the life of the car, reversing camera, subwoofer and external amp.

At the top of the tree is the Premium that has as standard metallic/mica paint, 18-inch alloys, xenon headlights that swivel with steering input, electric folding mirrors, panoramic sunroof, sports bucket front seats with power adjustment, ventilation and memory on the driver’s side, and a power tailgate on the wagon. The Premium begins at A$41,990 for the petrol sedan. Again add A$2,600 for diesel and A$2,000 for the wagon.

All wagons now feature the very neat cargo blind and luggage net system.

The 2-litre direct injection petrol engine has 130kW of power and 213Nm of torque; fuel consumption is rated a 9L/100km in the city and 5.6L/100km on the highway. While the 1.7-litre turbo-diesel has 100kW of power and 330Nm of torque; it’s fuel consumption in official testing is 5.5L/100km in the city and 4.3L/100km out of the highway.

Dimensions and weight

Length: 4,740mm (sedan); 4,770mm (wagon)
Width: 1,815mm
Height: 1,470mm
Wheelbase: 2,770mm
Track (sedan): 1,591mm (Active); 1,579mm (Elite and Premium)
Track (wagon): 1,597mm (Active); 1,585mm (Elite and Premium)
Weight: 1,420kg to 1,659kg

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]